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The plaque commemorates William A. Belcher who worked in the national park from its inception in 1916 to April 1934.

The death of Mr. William Belcher occurred at his residence, National Park, on Monday, He had been in indifferent health for some time. He was a native of National Park. His father, as a young man, came from England and selected land there almost a century ago, and it is still held by the Belcher family. The late Mr. Belcher was for 18 years ranger for the National Park, but resigned recently owing to ill-health.  He cut the first track from the park to Lake Fenton and was Iargely responsible for all of the tracks, huts. etc. which makes the park so attractive. He was an accomplished skier and some time ago was presented with an illuminated address from  the National Park Board on the occasion of his silver wedding.
The Mercury (Hobart), 25th May 1934



Address:66 Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, Start of Falls Walk, National Park , 7140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.681877
Long: 146.716457
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1916
Approx. Event End Date:1934


Front Inscription

             This Tablet
Is Dedicated By The Members Of
     The National Park Board
          To The Memory Of
From The Inception Of The Park
  In 1916 Until April 1934
His Love For And Interest In This Park
Were Largely Responsible For
        Its Development

Source: MA
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